MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics20.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A72
MotherboardMSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161026
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 06:37
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 548
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 539
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 104%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$265
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (55 fps cap detected)
20.5% Poor
Lighting 55
Reflection 55
Parallax 55
17% 55 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 55
Splatting 55
23% 55 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD RE4 1TB (2010)-$40
214GB free
Firmware: 01.01V02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 97.1
Write 72.1
Mixed 75.9
61% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.41
112% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
139GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 175
Mixed 153
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.21
64% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
MC Read 31
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 29.5
93% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 29.3
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72) Builds (Compare 1,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 PC MATE (MS-7A72)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $919
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